Creating Clickable Lists

On almost every Dragon1 visualization, you will use lists.

It can be a bullet list, an icon list, an order list, or a numbered list.

Below is a live example of several lists.

Download the Excel sheet and upload the file in the Dragon1 Viewer.

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Example of creating clickable lists.

How to create a Clickable List

To create a clickable list via Excel (Option 1):

  • Enter data on TABs in an Excel sheet (like the example shows and as is explained on this page).
  • Upload the Excel sheet in the Viewer

To create a clickable list via the repository (Option 2):

  • Enter data in the repository via the Data Manager
  • Create an Atlas, Folder, and Page
  • Create a Visualization with Areas
  • Link the Visualization to the Page
  • Create Styles and Constants
  • Link the Data to the Area
  • Optionally: export it to an Excel Sheet

Data Sources

Basically there are 3 sources of data Dragon1 can use: the Dragon1 repository/database, Excel Sheets & CSV files, any rest API, JSON & XML files.


The live Excel sheet example shows 3 data lists and 1 HTML list.

The 3 data lists show a list of stakeholders, drivers, and projects.

In the Excel Sheet you see a TAB for stakeholders, drivers, and projects.

The attributes for these entities required are:

  • id
  • class
  • name
  • ref (optional)
  • alias (optional)
  • type
  • descr
  • shapetype (optional) - here you can specify another icon to use
  • tags
  • group
  • weight
  • style (optional)
  • ...for styling attributes like shapestyle, X, Y, Width, Height, Fill, and Stroke, see below...
  • report
  • reportstyle
  • link (optional) - here you can specify a URL or visualizationid to jump to
  • document (optional)
  • status (optional)
  • owner (user-defined example)

You can also add stakeholders, drivers, and projects in the Dragon1 repository via the Data Manager and use that as the data source.

Define at the level of atlas or visualization datasource=repository in the descr field or as datasource attribute with the value repository.

datasource=file will enforce that the data is not taken from the repository.

The default for datasource is the repository.


The data (on the TABs) can be shown in areas.

An area is a rectangle or other shape, width a certain x,y position and width, height size.

Area can be linked to a class of entities, type of entities, and/or instances entities, via the dataclass, dataid, dataattribute and datavalue attributes.

Area can contain subareas. Area can positioned as absolute or relative.

Also, entities can be linked to areas via the group attribute

The Area TAB shows how the areas are configured for this example.

Important attributes for the areas are:

  • id
  • class
  • name
  • ref (optional)
  • alias (optional)
  • type
  • descr
  • tags
  • group
  • dataclass
  • dataid
  • dataattribute
  • datavalue
  • sortorder (optional) - example: A-Z or Z-A or weight
  • style (optional)
  • distribute (optional) - example: spacearound, spaceevenly or spacebetween
  • distributevertical (optional) - example: spacearound, spaceevenly or spacebetween

Styles / List Markup / Layout

The styling and layout of the lists can be completely separated from the data but also mixed fully or partially.

You can add a Style TAB in the Excel Sheet and use the styles with any entity via a style attirbute

The example Excel Sheet shows a styling TAB

The following common styling/markup/layout attributes are available

  • shapestyle (optional) - example: item or listitem or text or label
  • icon (optional) - example: bullet, circle, whitecircle, square, whitesquare, checkmark or none
  • x (optional) - example: 100px
  • y (optional) - example: 100px
  • width (optional) - example: 100px
  • height (optional) - example: 100px
  • fill (optional) - example: green of #00ff00
  • stroke (optional) - example: darkblue or #ffff00
  • strokewidth (optional) - example: 3px
  • fontsize (optional) - example: 24px
  • fontweight(optional) - example: bold or normal
  • fontfamily (optional) - example: Arial
  • padding (optional) - example: 24px
  • margin (optional - example: 24px
  • color (optional) - example: cyan or #f1234f
  • background - example: #ff00ff or purple
  • border
  • textalign
  • verticalalign

For more info on HTML Color Codes, check:

Use constants to create a gradient color

Note that px means pixel and often can be omitted

HTML Lists

The Viewer and Excel sheet support creating an HTML list.

Draw a Text element on the canvas in the viewer.

Select the Text element.

Click the View button to place the Viewer in Edit mode.

At the left panel, Enter the HTML formatted table in the description attribute of the Text Element

You can also place an HTML string in the descr attribute of a text element in the Excel Sheet. See the example for this.


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List generated as described on this page is interactive.

When you move over the items, you see a popup dialog box showing certain attributes.

At the Atlas TAB you can control the shown attributes with the card and panel attributes for a visualization.

If you click on an item in the list, the left panel shows the details about the item.

If the report attribute is filled, this text is shown also in the left panel. The reportstyle provides the backgroundcolor and textcolor to use.

If the link attribute is filled with an entity, upon selecting it, the Link Button on the left panel will color blue.

Click on the blue button to jump to the configured visualization or URL.